Happy Beltane

It’s time to celebrate another Sabbat on the Wheel of the Year. Neopagans celebrate Beltane on April 30th into May 1st in the Northern Hemisphere and on October 31st into November 1st in the Southern Hemisphere. Traditionally, this Sabbat begins and ends at sunset. The season of Beltane has arrived. In many traditions, the holiday officially begins on theContinue reading “Happy Beltane”

Colleen’s Kindle: April 2023, Part Two: Books by Lisa M. Lilly, Author

Let me introduce you to the books filling my Kindle this month. (Not all of them are KU—I’ll identify the ones that are KU). Click the book image to visit the books on Amazon.com. Super Simple Story Structure: A Quick Guide to Plotting and Writing Your Novel (Writing As A Second Career Book 1) byContinue reading “Colleen’s Kindle: April 2023, Part Two: Books by Lisa M. Lilly, Author”

Pear Blossoms – Daily haiku 4/27/23

The pear trees that line the streets of my neighborhood are in full bloom this year. Look at that blue sky! I’ve not seen much sky this year, other than filled with clouds. Rain is on the way, so I got out today to share the beauty. the noon winds exhale in clusters—white mizzle fallsContinue reading “Pear Blossoms – Daily haiku 4/27/23”

Colleen’s Kindle April 2023 reads: Part One

Let me introduce you to the books filling my Kindle this month. (Not all of these books are KU—I’ll identify the ones that are). Click the book image to visit the books on Amazon.com. Coming Home, by Smitha Vishwanath My Recommendation (Print book): Coming Home is the debut novel of Smitha Vishwanath. The story beginsContinue reading “Colleen’s Kindle April 2023 reads: Part One”

Late Spring Snow, haibun

My day began with swirling snowflakes, a delightful combination to share with my first cup of coffee. The temperatures hovered at a chilly 32 degrees F. Thick flakes piled up on rooftops, while green grass glistened below. The sump-pump failed after the last rainstorm, and the plumber was on the way to install a newContinue reading “Late Spring Snow, haibun”

Poetry Treasures 3

I was thrilled to learn that Poetry Treasures 3: Passions would release today, on my birthday. What a lovely gift! But when you have poetry, every day is special! Kaye Lynn Booth and Robbie Cheadle are the dynamic duo who put this poetry collection together. Today, along with Chris Hall, our poetry was featured onContinue reading “Poetry Treasures 3”

Happy Anniversary

I have a few anniversaries to celebrate. Yesterday was my ninth year on WordPress! Today is our 38th wedding anniversary! The mother goddess blessed us with green leaves and white pear blossoms! The rock landscaping turned out great. My peonies are bursting from the ground. We have some work to do on the lawn thisContinue reading “Happy Anniversary”

In the Belly of the Beast, #99-word story

The Carrot Ranch April 10, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about “the old lady and the beast.” What does age have to say about the story? Who is the beast and why? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by April 15, 2023. Please use the form on theContinue reading “In the Belly of the Beast, #99-word story”

Everything Yellow, Double Ennead

A Double Ennead is 99-syllable poetry written in three stanzas with a syllable count of 6-5-11-6-5 per stanza. Sarah Southwest from dVerse, says: Let’s have fun with yellow. You can write about the colour itself, or just sneak something yellow into your poem. A yellow bucket, a daffodil, an autumn leaf floating in a puddle.Continue reading “Everything Yellow, Double Ennead”